Geo-Joint: Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Unlike the melting of the tundra in faraway Alaska, Glacier National Park is a highly visible and closer-to-home example that our world is changing rapidly.

Geo-Joint: A Trip to the Middle of Nowhere

A long time ago, Timbuktu was pretty far from anything else. It still is. Timbuktu is in Mali, Africa, and while there are scattered towns at some distance to the south, to the north is the vast emptiness of the Sahara Desert.

Geo-Joint: Deep-Sea Mining

Deep-Sea Mining

Deepsea drilling rigs poke holes in the sediment under the ocean to find oil and gas, but there is another trove of treasure that has long been known, and only recently targeted.

Geo-Joint: The Aral Sea

Aral Sea

The towns that once made their living from the sea have gone away, their fishing boats left high and dry, now miles from the shoreline.

A Bloody Good Time in Transylvania


Transylvanian nights are as dark as any others, and they do get a fair amount of rain and cool temperatures, but the reputation for scary evil is nothing more than the result of a novel written by an Irishman in the late 19th century.

Geo-Joint: Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam

China devised a way to tame the Yangtze. In a narrow part of its course, where it would drown three famous gorges, a massive dam would rise.

7 Ghost Towns Worth a Visit

Ghost Towns

When it comes to travel, usually the road less crowded is the best. Next time you get the itch to travel, why not skip the endless lines, long waits, and aggressive traffic, and visit someplace a little more laid back? How about way laid back?